The election wasn’t even over before the pundits started talking about the next big political event – “The Fiscal Cliff.” And, no, I’m not going to offer a solution.
We often feel like we go from one crisis to the next. We seem to go from one tipping point to another where there is a moment of decision in our lives and where the outcome of a crisis hangs in the balance. Sometimes we are overwhelmed by the decisions we face, over and over.
Perhaps, we are overwhelmed because we consider a crisis by definition to be a bad thing. But crisis itself, like any turning point, is just a moment of discernment and decision. It is not good or bad in itself. It’s merely a place where the path divides and we must choose one direction from multiple options.
The wandering knights of Arthurian legends would sometimes come upon a fork in the road. Each path would lead to its own particular adventure and danger. Which way to take? Often at these forks was a planted cross reminding the rider of God’s presence on whichever path he took.